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Register of the Silva (J.S.) & Bros. Grocery (Stockton, Calif.) Account Book, 1890-1896
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Silva (J.S.) & Bros. Grocery (Stockton, Calif.) Account Book,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1896
    Collection number: Ms32
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Silva (J.S.) & Bros. Grocery (Stockton, Calif.) Account Book, Ms32, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    personal name

    Silva, J.S.
    Brichetto, Paul
    Paravagna, Giuseppe
    Snow, W.H.

    corporate name

    Crown Mills (Stockton, Calif.)
    Stockton (Calif.) Savings & Loan Society


    Grocers - California - Stockton
    Account books - California - Stockton
    Italian Americans - California - Stockton

    geographic name

    Stockton (Calif.) - History - Sources


    Joseph S. and Emilio Silva, Genovese immigrants, operated a grocery store at the corner of Main and East (now Wilson Way) streets in Stockton, Calif. between 1890 and 1925.

    Scope and Content

    In addition to retail transactions, the Silva's 1890s account book records commercial interactions with various local jobbers and wholesalers, including: Paul Brichetto (produce); Crown Mills (flour); the Dairymen's Union; John J. Kelly (drayage); Giuseppe Paravagna (produce); Ravenna & Co. (pasta); Stockton Savings & Loan Society; W.H. Snow (meats) and the E.B. Stowe Creamery.